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Professional Video Production - Final Cut Pro

Course Code
IMAT9001
Application Code
1945-2826NW
Study mode
Part-time
Start Date
To be advised
Duration
8 weeks
Language
Cantonese
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Deadline on 28 Aug 2021 (Sat)
Enquiries
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This course is designed to teach video editing skills for professional video production. This will help students learn how to become a pro-level user of Final Cut Pro.

Background

The world of Final Cut Pro continues to grow at a phenomenal rate, with more than 1.3 million paid users and more than 200 partners offering compatible plug-ins, control surfaces, I/O devices, and integrated systems.  In fact, a recent study identifies Apple as the market leader for post-production, with 50 percent of broadcast and post nonlinear editing purchases in 2008.

Final Cut Pro delivers high-performance nonlinear editing, with native support for virtually any video format, and has become the first choice of professional editors.  Its workflow extends through the other Final Cut Studio applications as well as the Final Cut Server, which is used by post-production workgroups for asset management and workflow automation.

 Objectives

It is designed to teach video editing skills for professional video production.  This will help students learn how to become a pro-level user of Final Cut Pro.  Key topics include essential editing techniques, effects, color correction, titling with Motion as well as output difference video formats with Compressor.

 Topics include:

Session 1         Getting Started                     2 hours

  • Hardware and Software Requirement
  • Video Formats
  • Initial Setup
  • Working with the Interface
  • Understanding Projects, Bins, Timeline
  • Capturing and Transferring

 Session 2           Basic Editing I                     2 hours

  • Essential Editing Tools
  • Insert and Overwrite Editing
  • Three-Point Editing
  • Drag-and–Drop Editing
  • Copying, Cutting, Pasting and Positioning
  • Match Frame Editing

 Session 3       Basic Editing II                       2 hours

  • Understanding Trimming
  • Rippling Edit Points
  • Slipping
  • Rolling Two Edit Points
  • Sliding Clips to Refine Position

 Session 4           Applying Effects                 2 hours

  • Working with Transitions
  • Working with Filters
  • Changing Motion Properties
  • Keyframing
  • Using Speed Tools
  • Animated Type Effects

 Session 5        Compositing and Color Correcting         2 hours

  • Working with Multiple Tracks
  • Composting Modes
  • Travel Mattes
  • Keying
  • Evaluating Video Images
  • Color Balancing a Scene
  • Making Visual Comparisons
  • Primary Color Correction
  • Understanding the Color Wheel

 Session 6         Audio Editing                         2 hours

  • Adjusting Audio Levels
  • Working with Audio Filters
  • Adding Sound Fades
  • Adjusting Audio Keyframes
  • Adding Audio Tracks
  • Mixing Audio Tracks

Session 7         Media Managing and Exporting            2 hours

  • Overview of the Media Manager
  • Working with Master and Affiliate Clips
  • Reconnecting Clips and Offline Media
  • Understanding Codecs and Encoding
  • Exporting a QuickTime Movie
  • Using Other Export Options
  • Outputting to Tape
  • Working with Compressor
  • Working with DVD Studio Pro

 Session 8        Working with Motion and Soundtrack Pro               2 hours

  • Using Motion to Create Advanced Motion Graphics
  • Using Soundtrack Pro for Advanced Sound Editing

Remarks:

  • Student will receive notification and timetable 2 weeks before class commence.
  • Mac computers will be used during lessons.
  • HKU SPACE reserves the right to make changes on the timetable if necessary.
  • HKU SPACE reserves the right to cancel a course in case of insufficient enrollment or unforeseen difficulties arising from running the course.
Application Code 1945-2826NW Apply Online Now
Start Date 29 Sep 2021 (Wed)
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Days / Time
  • Wednesday, 8:00pm - 10:00pm.
Duration
  • 8 workshops, 16 hours
Venue

Applicants who are interested in professional video editing and knowledge using Final Cut Pro.

Course Fee
  • HK$2100

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Enrolment Method
Payment Method
1. Cash, EPS, WeChat Pay Or Alipay

Course fees can be paid by cash, EPS, WeChat Pay or Alipay at any HKU SPACE Enrolment Centres.

2. Cheque Or Bank draft

Course fees can also be paid by crossed cheque or bank draft made payable to “HKU SPACE”. Please specify the programme title(s) for application and the applicant’s name.. You may either:

  • bring the completed form(s), together with the appropriate course or application fees in the form of a cheque, and any required supporting documents to any of the HKU SPACE enrolment centres;
  • or mail the above documents to any of the HKU SPACE Enrolment Centres, specifying  “Course Application” on the envelope.  HKU SPACE will not be responsible for any loss of payment sent by mail.
3. VISA/Mastercard

Applicants may also pay the course fee by VISA or Mastercard, including the “HKU SPACE Mastercard”, at any HKU SPACE enrolment centres. Holders of the HKU SPACE Mastercard can enjoy a 10-month interest-free instalment period for courses with a tuition fee worth a minimum of HK$2,000; however, the course applicant must also be the cardholder himself/herself. For enquiries, please contact our staff at any enrolment centres.

4. Online Payment

Online application / enrolment is offered for most open admission courses (course enrolled on first come, first served basis) and selected award-bearing programmes. Application fees and course fees of these programmes/courses can be settled by using "PPS by Internet" (not available via mobile phones), VISA or Mastercard. In addition to the aforesaid online payment channels, continuing students of award-bearing programmes, if their programmes offer online service, may also pay their course fees by Online WeChat Pay, Online Alipay and Faster Payment System (FPS). Please refer to Enrolment Methods - Online Enrolment  for details.

Notes

  • If the programme/course is starting within five working days, application by post is not recommended to avoid any delays. Applicants are advised to enrol in person at HKU SPACE Enrolement Centres and avoid making cheque payment under this circustance.
  • Fees paid are not refundable except under very exceptional circumstances (e.g. course cancellation due to insufficient enrolment), subject to the School’s discretion. In exceptional cases where a refund is approved, fees paid by cash, EPS, WeChat Pay, Alipay, cheque or PPS (for online payment only) will normally be reimbursed by a cheque, and fees paid by credit card will normally be reimbursed to the payment cardholder's credit card account.
  • In addition to the published fees, there may be additional costs associated with individual programmes. Please refer to the relevant course brochures or direct any enquiries to the relevant programme team for details.
  • Fees and places on courses cannot be transferrable from one applicant to another. Once accepted onto a course, the student may not change to another course without approval from HKU SPACE. A processing fee of HK$120 will be levied on each approved transfer.
  • Receipts will be issued for fees paid but HKU SPACE will not be repsonsible for any loss of receipt sent by mail.
  • For payment certification, please submit a completed form, a sufficiently stamped and self-addressed envelope, and a crossed cheque for HK$30 per copy made payable to "HKU SPACE" to any of our enrolment centres.